Canadian Tour Announces Major Changes to 2012 Qualifying School

The Canadian Tour announced its plans for 2012 Spring Qualifying School today. Canadian Tour Q-School will take place May 8-11 at The Country Club at Soboba Springs and Oak Valley Golf Club, both located in southern California,  near Beaumont .  Both courses have PGA TOUR pedigree with Soboba Springs hosting the Nationwide Tour’s Soboba Golf Classic in April and Oak Valley having hosted second and first stages of PGA TOUR Qualifying school in year’s past.

“The decision to consolidate the Canadian Tour Q-School into a single competition was done for a number of reasons,” stated Rick Janes, Commissioner of the Canadian Tour. “The first reason was to offer a maximum number of cards to the field and to move it closer to the start of the domestic Canadian Tour schedule,” added Janes, who confirmed the season will kick off at the 28th playing of the Times Colonist Island Savings Open June 7-10, 2012.

A record total of 60 Canadian Tour cards will be awarded to top finishers regardless of field size, which will be capped at 264 players. This marks the first time since 1986 that the Canadian Tour has only offered one Q-School.

Play will be conducted on two tournament courses with each competitor playing both courses twice. Deadline for entries is set for May 2, 2012.

Full Q-School entry information will be posted as of February 24th at www.qschool.cantour.com